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Good-Bye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novels, science-fiction-fantasy, young-adult-childrens
Read on August 17, 2011 , read count: 1

Touching and poignant, this is a wonderful offering from Craig Thompson that is deeply felt and really strikes a chord. There is such a profound sense of loss throughout these pages, but also hope. Through this turtle, Chunky Rice, Thompson examines, in a fable-like manner, the idea of leaving home and friends and the safety of the known to find oneself and one's purpose. Through the character of Solomon, Thompson touches on feelings of remorse, regret, loneliness, and discovering the harsh realities of a bigger world far too soon. And tying all the threads together is the overarching theme of friendship.

There are some truly dark moments in the book which surprised me since it's touted as an all-ages story, but overall, anyone looking for a thoughtful, moving story could take a look at CHUNKY RICE and maybe take something really rich away from the experience.

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